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Federal judge lifts gag order on Montana man criticizing judicial commission

Federal judge lifts gag order on Montana man criticizing judicial commission

HELENA — A federal judge Tuesday said the Montana Judicial Standards Commission cannot prohibit a Montana man from publicly criticizing the pa…

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U.S. House candidates Lewis, Zinke contrast themselves in debate

U.S. House candidates Lewis, Zinke contrast themselves in debate

Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke, in their first one-on-one debate in Montana’s U.S. House race, painted slight shades of contras…

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Feds give $14.9 million to Montana for health care workforce development

Health care education across Montana got a significant boost on Monday with the announcement that 15 colleges will receive a total of nearly $…

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Labor critical of Daines' record on work issues

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines and organized labor don’t agree on much — including whether his voting record is favora…

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Daines cites efforts to create jobs for Montana; most have not become law

Daines cites efforts to create jobs for Montana; most have not become law

HELENA — As Republican Steve Daines campaigns for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, he’s hammered home his message of “more jobs, less government,” …

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Republican Zinke relishes battle for House seat

Republican Zinke relishes battle for House seat

Editor’s note: A similar campaign profile ran Sept. 21 on Democratic House candidate John Lewis.

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Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a…

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Daines proposes East Rosebud Creek protections

Daines proposes East Rosebud Creek protections

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a bill Thursday to protect East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County under the federal Wild and Scenic R…

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Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general election even if…

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Lewis wants to close gender pay gap; seeks women for 'brain trust'

Lewis wants to close gender pay gap; seeks women for 'brain trust'

HELENA — Democratic congressional candidate John Lewis on Wednesday endorsed a federal bill aimed at reducing the differences in pay between m…

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Zinke's ad contrasts what he, Lewis were doing in 1988 and 1996

Zinke's ad contrasts what he, Lewis were doing in 1988 and 1996

HELENA — In his first statewide television ad for the general election, Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke contrasts his background with th…

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6 justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements

HELENA — Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to uphold a 2008 state…

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Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those…

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Tester: Another government shutdown can be avoided

Tester: Another government shutdown can be avoided

With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those…

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Where rural Montana votes Democrat: Indian country

HELENA — Republicans rule the political roost in most of rural Montana, but there’s one part where they don’t: Indian country.

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Cascade County leans Democratic

HELENA — Cascade County once was a strongly Democratic county, but now it probably is better classified as “leans Democratic.”

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Montanans like to split their tickets politically

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-day series on the divided political landscape in Montana, which is neither “red” nor “b…

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Helena & Lewis and Clark County: Politically `blue’? Not always

Helena & Lewis and Clark County: Politically `blue’? Not always

HELENA — As a “government town,” Helena and its county, Lewis and Clark, often are seen as reliably Democratic — but that’s not always the case.

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Silver Bow and Missoula: The bluest of the blue counties

Silver Bow and Missoula: The bluest of the blue counties

HELENA — When a candidate knocks on a door in Butte, the first question some voters ask is if the politician is a Democrat.

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Flathead, Ravalli: Still largely suburban and rural – and hard-core Republican

Flathead, Ravalli: Still largely suburban and rural – and hard-core Republican

KALISPELL — While Flathead County is among the state’s most populous counties, Whitefish business owner Dave Fern said it’s a mistake to call …

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